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Edwin G. Harris

Visitation:
Sunday, August 8, 2004 from 1 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Kevin Morris, soloist and Barbara Elzea, pianist.
Interment will be in the Curryville Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Louis Day Harris, Bill Morris, Jerry Schoenborn, James Rose, Tim O'Brien and Colin O'Brien.

Edwin G. Harris passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Westview Nursing Home in Center, Missouri. After his military service in the Merchant Marines, Ed worked at the John Deere factory in Waterloo, Iowa for a short period. He then came back to Curryville and helped his parents run the family owned business, Harris Grocery Store. Ed helped at the store for approximately eight years and then went to work at CE Refractories near Farber. He retired from CE in January 1981 after 28 years of service. After retirement, Ed also enjoyed be a fishing guide on Mark Twain Lake out of the Blackjack Marina for over ten years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and the Curryville Masonic Lodge.

Born: December 28, 1926 the son of Louis Day and Emma Sue (Gibbs) Harris.

Married: Thresa Bernice Sanderson on March 7, 1948 in Vandalia; she survives at the home.

Survivors include: wife, Bernice of Vandalia; two sons, Robert D. and wife, Judy Harris of Greenwood, Mississippi and Richard G. and wife, Pam Harris of Vandalia; one daughter, Deborah K. and husband, Monty Branstetter of Dyersville, Iowa; two sisters, Mary Nell Morris of Palmyra and Rebecca M. Carlisle of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Brian C. Branstetter and Sherry Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Britney Branstetter, Austin Branstetter, Brayden Branstetter and Harley Wilson Jr.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, Carl D. Harris and one grandson, Brock E. Branstetter.

Memorials may be made to the Curryville Presbyterian Church.


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